L’Hôtel Paris – Hotel Review

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by Santorini Dave • Updated: July 19, 2018

Luxury hotel in Saint Germain Paris

The luxurious L’Hotel in Paris is located in the 6th Arrondissement

In charming St. Germain-des-Prés, the heart of the Left Bank can be found at cozy L’Hôtel, the smallest 5-star in Paris. Its 20 bedrooms are chic, opulent, and full of history – the hotel dates to 1828, and the writer Oscar Wilde famously lived (and died) there. Reminders of his stay are found in his framed photos and letters displayed in the lobby, including his unpaid hotel tab. Wilde’s namesake suite is decked in ornately carved wood paneling, lush fabrics, marble-topped tables, brass lamps, and has the feel of a British gentleman’s club. The rest of the property’s rooms are distinctively elegant, and the penthouse apartment boasts rooftop views of the city. The hotel’s intimate restaurant is Michelin-starred, and down in the basement’s natural stone vaults, the beautifully candle-lit swimming pool can be reserved by the hour.

L’Hôtel – The Basics

  • Location: Wonderful Left Bank location; just across the Seine from the Louvre Museum, amid the charming shops and restaurants of historic Saint-Germain-des-Prés.
  • Ages: Children are welcome; those under 2 years stay free in a crib, and extra beds are available for €95/night (maximum 1 per room). Babysitting services can be arranged in advance with the concierge. There are no other special amenities or activities available for kids, however, and due to L’Hôtel’s intimate nature, I wouldn’t recommend it for families with small children. (See my favorite Paris hotels for families.)
  • Pet Policy: Pets up to 20 pounds are allowed for an extra charge of €30 per pet, per night, plus an additional deposit of €30 per night.
  • View: Nice city views from upper (5th and 6th) floors: Paris rooftops, Louvre, Sacre Coeur. Other rooms look out onto charming Rue des Meaux Arts or the hotel’s lovely interior courtyard.
  • Wi-Fi Internet: Complimentary Wi-Fi.
  • Parking: No parking is available at the hotel.
  • Nice Perks: Complimentary breakfast. Complimentary newspapers in lobby. Lavender-scented Spring bath amenities. In-room coffee and tea.
  • Phone: +33 1 44 41 99 00
  • Email: [email protected]
  • When To Book: This is a boutique hotel with only 20 rooms; book months in advance, especially for high travel seasons of April to October, and December.
  • How To Book: Booking.com will have the best rates. Use the website specific to your language, currency, and home-country for easiest use: UKUSAFrançaisDeutschNederlands.

L’Hôtel – Amenities

  • Pool: Small, subterranean grotto pool and steam room, available by appointment for private hourly (complimentary) rental. Open daily from 8am to 9.30pm.
  • Spa: No spa.
  • Fitness Center: No fitness center.
  • Private Pools/Jacuzzis: None.

L’Hôtel – Food and Drink

  • Restaurant: L’Hôtel’s intimate Michelin-starred Le Restaurant serves French/European fine dining for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Closed Sunday and Monday for lunch and dinner; closed August.
  • Lounge/Bar: The elegant and cozy bar is open daily until 1am.
  • Breakfast: A continental breakfast is complimentary; served each morning between 7 and 10:30am in Le Restaurant.
  • Room Service: Room service is available during restaurant hours.

L’Hôtel – Rooms

  • Room Types: Mignon (standard, full bed, street view) • Bijoux (superior, king, courtyard view) • Grand (junior suite, king, street view) • Chic (deluxe double, king, courtyard view) • Oscar Wilde Suite (king, private terrace) • Apartment (king, private rooftop view terrace)• List of all rooms
  • Smoking Rooms: Non-smoking rooms available on request.
  • Best Room: The rooftop apartment boasts 45 square meters of living space, and a private terrace that overlooks the rooftops of Paris and and the Saint-Germain-des-Prés bell tower.

L’Hôtel – What’s Nearby?

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  • Rue de Buci – A Street chock full of a great variety of food vendors (meat, cheese, fruit, seafood, bread, vegetables), as well as patisseries, wine shops, and a supermarket. 5-minute walk.
  • Marché St-Germain – Traditional street market with stalls selling quality fruit, vegetables, flowers, meat, and seafood. 9-minute walk.
  • Citypharma – Pharmacy selling medications, first aid supplies, and French beauty products. 6-minute walk.

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